225th Anniversary


Maude Bomberger  (1868-1946) was born to Moses and Laura Brining Bomberger.  Her father’s first wife, Annie Smith Bomberger died in 1861 shortly after the 1860 birth of Harvey Smith Bomberger, the famous son of Boonsboro. Maude was an energetic, talented and well-known woman. In 1907 she published Colonial Recipes from Old Virginia and Maryland Manors.  This 107-page book contains 70 recipes annotated with legends and traditions...

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Folger McKinsey was known as the Bentztown Bard when he served as columnist, writer and poet for the Baltimore Sun.  A protégé and friend of Walt Whitman, McKinsey contributed his “Good Morning” column to The Sun five days a week from 1906 to 1948.  He was eulogized upon his death in 1950 as  “The voice of veritable Maryland. Nobody ever knew the state better, every nook and cranny of it from mountains to sea, understood it more...

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Pass It On Photo Scanning

Pass It On Photo Scanning


Posted on Sep 1, 2017

Search those attics, basements and old photo albums! On October 15th from 1 to 5pm, the Boonsboro Historical Society will host a Pass It On event to scan in old photos or documents from Boonsboro residents.   We want to preserve them before they are lost or damaged and make them available on the Historical Society’s website for all to enjoy and learn from. Location: Boonsboro Community Life Center, 28 N Main Street, Boonsboro,...

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225th – Heck Brother’s Play

225th – Heck Brother’s Play


Posted on Aug 15, 2017

The true story of “Brothers at Arms”, a two-act play by The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts depicting the reunion of Boonsboro’s Heck brothers who fought on opposite sides in the Civil War.  Sept 16 & 17th.  RSVP today!

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